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Special Events

Musicianship Classes

Pacific Chorale's Musicianship Classes

Want to learn your choir music faster and with less stress? Become a better musician with Pacific Chorale's musicianship classes. Led by Pacific Chorale member Dr. Laura Harrison, these classes will help you unlock the mysteries of becoming a better sight-reader.

In order to give participants the best experience possible, we offer classes at various levels to suit individual needs. To ensure that you are placed in a class that is at your current musicianship level, please take a short assessment to identify which class would be best for you.

For more information, contact Molly Pontin or call 714.662.2345.

Class Descriptions

August 10 and 12
7:15-9:15 pm at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

$30 for both classes
A special two-class series designed specially for our Choral Festival participants. Learn strategies that will help you master your music and get the most out of your Festival experience.

If you are interested in being notified of future musicianship class sessions, please email Molly Pontin or call (714) 662.2345.

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+  Aug 10th, 2015 - 7:15 pm | More Details

Pacific Chorale Academy

Winner of Chorus America's 2015 Education and Community Engagement Award!

Pacific Chorale Academy is based on Venezuela’s “El Sistema,” which envisions music as a vehicle for transforming communities. The program is offered at no charge to students in grades 4-6 at Rea, Pomona, and Mariners Elementary, in partnership with Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The curriculum includes training in vocal technique, ensemble singing and musicianship, and emphasizes teamwork, persistence, and responsibility.

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+  Sep 28th, 2015 - 12:00 pm | More Details


Vivace is a social-oriented support group designed to allow music lovers the opportunity to engage in our art form by attending some concerts and interacting socially with the Pacific Chorale family in a fun, casual environment. Come and join us for concerts, cocktails, and conversations!
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+  Oct 22nd, 2015 - 5:00 pm | More Details

Young Composers Competition

Pacific Chorale invites American composers under the age of 35 to submit unperformed choral works for consideration in our 2016-2017 Young Composers Competition. Submissions should be 3-6 minutes in length, for mixed voices, divisi up to SSAATTBB, a cappella or with accompaniment for piano, on text(s) by American poets.

The winner will receive:

  • An $800 prize
  • A public performance of your composition by Pacific Chorale's John Alexander Singers
  • A recording of the public performance

To be considered for the competition, all submissions must be postmarked by October 15, 2016. Only choral works will be considered.

The winning composition will be premiered during the John Alexander Singers' American Voices concert on April 8, 2017.

Click here for complete application instructions.

Previous winners of Pacific Chorale's Young Composers Competition include:

  • Michael Eglin: Barter
  • Zachary Wadsworth: Fantasy on a Theme of William Billings
  • Joseph Gregorio: Love, thricewise
  • John Orfe: Fire!
  • Michael Rickelton: Pentecost

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+  Oct 15th, 2016 - 11:59 pm | More Details

Choral Camp

Get ahead this summer and join Pacific Chorale's Choral Camp. High school students spend 5 days with a high-energy group of their peers who love to sing, learning from professionals who know how to develop stronger musicians. In association with California State University Fullerton.

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+  Jul 31st, 2017 - 9:00 am | More Details
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Young Composers Competition

Pacific Chorale invites America's young composers to participate in a contest designed to encourage the proliferation of America's choral music.

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